What to expect from an investment in OIART

Founded in 1983, OIART remains committed to:

  • providing students who are passionate about the audio industry with an education that will prepare them for a career in the industry, and
  • supplying the audio industry with talented, qualified and professionally trained candidates who are able to “hit the ground running”.

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The more you know, the better we sound

If you haven’t already explored all of the educational options available to you in audio technology, we encourage you to do so. Speak with graduates and industry professionals, and don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions. This decision will shape your future, after all, and we want you to be certain that OIART is the right choice for you. 

The future of the audio engineering industry is directly tied to the caliber of the graduates that enter it, and all of us at OIART have a vested interest in making this future – yours and the industry’s – the best it can be.

We’ve even written an Audio School Selection Guide (pdf) that will help you make the right choice. Please feel free to download it.

 

Curriculum

Unlike other audio schools, OIART offers a focused, comprehensive and relevant audio engineering curriculum delivered over an intense 11-month period. It never remains static and evolves to reflect new technologies and changing software.

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The Program

Only 68 candidates are accepted each year.  Students enjoy an unprecedented 5:1 student-teacher ratio. 0ver 1,300 hours in 8 state-of-the-art facilities including over 650 hours of hands on studio time. And unrivaled personalized career counseling and support to help land that first job.

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The Faculty

Each member of the OIART full-time faculty holds an audio engineering diploma with qualifications far exceeding Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities standards as well as extensive audio industry experience.

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The Cost

The tuition cost for attending OIART for the coming year is $32,450. We accomplish in 11 months what other programs require 2 or even 3 years to do. When comparing tuition costs, take into account the additional living expenses and income lost while remaining in school. Just based on a typical 2-year program elsewhere, attending OIART might actually save you upwards of $15,000.

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Career Management

Helping students find their first jobs in the industry after graduation is a responsibility we take very seriously. In fact, Career Management is an integral – and exclusive -- part of our curriculum. Students learn how to land a job after graduation. We teach them job searching skills, effective resume writing and how to ace an interview.

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The Alumni

They occupy key positions in all areas of the audio industry and can provide a wealth of industry connections, networking contacts and growth opportunities. In a world where it’s hard to find that first job, OIART works closely with alumni to give qualified candidates a helping hand.

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The Results

Since opening, OIART has had over 1,500 students pass through the doors. Of that number, almost 90% graduate and more than 70% have jobs within 6 months.

Housing in London

With a population of over 350,000, London is home to the large University of Western Ontario and several other leading post-secondary institutions, so it’s very much a student town. That means you’ll find the advantages and amenities you would expect from urban living, but with plenty of affordable options for student living. We list some housing, room rentals and shared accommodation on our website.

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Contact Information

For more information and answers to any questions your may have about our Career Management, please contact Bob Breen at rbreen@oiart.org

For more information on the Admission Process please contact Asha Hall  at asha@oiart.org

For more information on financial assistance contact our financial aid office at financialaid@oiart.org

Once you graduate from OIART you become part of an elite alumni network that goes back to our roots some 30 years ago. They will serve as your network, allies,
credentials and inspiration
throughout your career.

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